Pregnancy

C-Section Delivery

A C-section (caesarean) delivery is a surgical procedure which is carried out in an effort to deliver a baby when a vaginal delivery cannot occur. Via C-section, the baby is delivered  through a small incision made in the abdomen of the mother. There is often a sense of urgency with these deliveries as they usually occur due to complications. A C-section is also sometimes planned because a mother had already undergone the procedure with previous deliveries. In newcases, however, this process is recommended only when labor does not take place andafter the gestation period is completed.

Causes forC – Section

Situations that can create the need for a C-section delivery include:

  • Labor is not progressing at a desired rate. This means that cervix is not openingin spite of tremendous contractions for a long period of time.
  • The baby is not getting enough required oxygen. Lack of oxygen supply can be detected in the heartbeat.
  • The baby has attained an abnormal position. In such cases,  it can only be safely removed via cesarean.
  • The head of the baby is in a bad position.
  • In cases of twins, triplets, or multiples.
  • The placenta, which is a connecting bridge between your baby and you, has aproblem.In such situations,the baby has to be taken out immediately since the damaged placenta can pose threat to the development of the baby.
  • Similarly if there are problems withthe umbilical cord, the only solution to take the baby out safely.
  • The size of baby is larger than normal and it cannot travel easily through the birth canal.
  • The mother has major health issues that prohibit safe delivery for both mother and child.

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